Warning: This post contains spoilers for the most recent seasons of Orange Is the New Black, Game of Thrones and more.

It’s the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best television episodes of the year below — and since “The top 16 of 2016” is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8.

Our picks for best movies, music, beauty trends and more will be coming throughout the weekend.

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1. “Battle of the Bastards,” Game of Thrones (HBO)

Beautifully shot. Action-packed. Full of face-eating dogs. This episode of Game of Thrones had it all — so it’s no wonder the episode is being heralded as not only one of the best hours of 2016, but also one of the show’s best ever. Read more…

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8 best TV episodes of 2016 (so far)